JFK: The Smoking Gun (2013)
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Critic Reviews for JFK: The Smoking Gun
He comes off as a detective building a case. But then, so do others. And only one can be right.
[The] film finds its focus in ballistics talk, much of it intriguing, and ballistics tests. Better yet, it manages to maintain a certain suspense
Recycled theory with some fresh perspective -- but it still smells recycled.
Audience Reviews for JFK: The Smoking Gun
Or How Much Of This is Accurate? With every conspiracy theory documentary, you spend 75% of the time asking yourself, "How much of this is real?" This applies to JFK: The Smoking Gun. It definitely has entertainment value and some interesting theories, but you wonder why this is being released as a documentary and not something more impacting. I'm not saying that it's not accurate, but I question much of it. If it is true, than I'm glad I watched this, and even if it's not, it was a fun ride.
Director Malcolm Mcdonald and writer Steve Lucas are coming with a new documentary with some interesting (but already known) facts "recycled" from the Bonar Menninger's book Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK. [img]http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BOTA1MzAwMjExMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzExMjIzMDE@._V1_SY317_CR15,0,214,317_.jpg[/img] How many times we read that seventy-five percent of the American people still refuse to believe the official story of President John F. Kennedy's death... they hoped that this is made to close some loopholes in the official story. I am still not sure why was a veteran Australian police detective Colin McLaren invited to this show to investigate this because he is a drug busting, not a forensic expert but it seems in four years he spent working on this documentary he was determined to find out who is to blame for the fatal bullet. The documentary is trying to follow the forensic cold-case investigation but it is not succeeding every time in that for many reasons. McLaren is taking us back to that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took place, to Parkland Hospital where the president was pronounced dead, to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was conducted and to the conclusions of the Warren Commission that have remained controversial to this day, and it was nice to see all these things together, but most of them are already known! This is new only for the people who never heard of Menninger's book. I won't be telling you anything about the details because that will be spoiling everything for you, but if you are interested in J.F.K. and you are a part of those abovementioned 75%, see this latest documentary. Maybe helps you to understand better how the secret service operates! It is not bad informative viewing, but far from entertaining.
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